FS Polarstern PS75 (ANTXXVI/2, GPc02)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierPS75 (ANTXXVI/2, GPc02)
Cruise period2009-11-27 — 2010-01-27
Port of departurePunta Arenas, Chile
Port of returnWellington, New Zealand
ObjectivesThe focus of expedition ANT-XXVI/2, which took Polarstern over a distance of 9757 nm for the first time across the entire polar South Pacific, was marine-geoscientific studies. This was complemented by bathymetric (HYDROSWEEP) and echo-sounding (PARASOUND) surveys along the majority of the cruise track (9273 nm).
Chief scientistRainer Gersonde (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportFS Polarstern PS75 (ANTXXVI/2, GPc02) cruise report polarstern_ps75.pdf (195.78 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Track chartsFS Polarstern PS75 (ANTXXVI/2, GPc02) cruise track — polarstern_ps75trk.pdf (1.73 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
11  CTD frame plus rosette samplerStable isotopes in water bodies